Superintendent's Message

March 3, 2021

Hello High Mount Parents and Guardians,

We're transitioning to full-day attendance for students on April 12, 2021. With our numerous safety regulations and cleaning routines we've had no transmission of COVID-19 at school, so we're confidently taking the next step to "normalcy." We will follow the schedule below beginning on April 12th until the end of the school year.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:
School begins promptly at 8:00 AM and students will be dismissed at 2:40 PM.

School begins promptly at 8:00 AM and students will be dismissed at 2:00 PM.

Doors open 7:30 AM. Upon arriving at school, students report to their designated hallway location, then by 8:00 AM in the classroom.

Lunch will be served at school abiding by all of the safety guidelines. Students will sit in the cafeteria, socially distanced, and facing one direction. We will keep the number of students in the cafeteria below 50, to observe the guidelines. Therefore, on some days, groups of students will be eating at an alternative location.

No change with our current dismissal procedures. Breakfast will be eaten at home prior to arriving at school.

Remote Learners
We strongly encourage in-person learning due to the fact students physically attending school have greater success both academically and socially-emotionally. However, at this time remote learning is still a parental choice. Remote students must log in daily and follow their schedule from 8:00 AM to 2:40 PM (2:00 PM on Wednesdays.) All instruction is synchronous (meaning live interaction with the in-person learners.) We're aware the class schedule could be “long” for a remote student, but we have no alternative since 72% of students returned to in-person learning. If you would like your child to return to in-person learning, please contact Ms. Emmons at If you have questions or concerns, please contact Principal Wilkerson at or me at

As always, thank you for your continued support and flexibility. We cannot express enough our gratitude to all of you! We appreciate you! #hmsfamily
Please click here for my full-length original letter.


Dr. Beth A. Horner
High Mount School

Principal's Message


As we approach 70% of our kiddos returning to in-person learning, High Mount School is PROUD of our Students and Staff for their hard work in making the best of a challenging situation. We would also like to thank our HMS Parents for your continued support. The ask of you as parents has been greater this year than ever before. You are APPRECIATED!!! We are looking forward to the day that our in-person learners are back to 100%!!!!


High Mount School - Home Of The Trojans

School Announcements

Board of Education Vacancy:
High Mount School is announcing a vacancy for one (1) Board of Education member.
Please send a letter of interest to Susan Ackerman at
Letters must be submitted prior to 2:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 prior to the regular board meeting.

Pre-Kindergarten Sign Up:
If you are interested in Pre-Kindergarten, please open and complete the FORM linked here.

When you need to talk OR want to anonymously report a concern use the High Mount School SAFE 2 TALK form.

If you are uncomfortable or concerned about the safety or well being of yourself, family, friends or classmates, use this form to anonymously report it. You are SAFE 2 TALK about any problem without using your name, so report it and let us help. It's SAFE 2 TALK.

If this is an emergency, call 911 for immediate help from paramedics, police, fire, or ambulance.

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School History

The first school, consisting of one room, was built in 1880. By 1960, eight additional classrooms and a basement were added. In 1967, six more rooms and a multi-purpose room were added. In 1992, the new gym and two classrooms were added and extensive remodeling was completed. In April, 2001, the community voted to help High Mount expand the school. This expansion provided needed space for the growing student population, storage areas, and allowed for enhancements to the curriculum.

In 2003, great things happened again. Construction of a new wing began. We now have new and additional classrooms, band/chorus music room, science laboratory and new offices. In 2006 we installed an electronic marquee and constructed a new main entry-way.